Dan Watson becomes Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy

July 1, 2013

Dan Watson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has become the fourteenth Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He succeeds Nick Bigelow, Dubridge Professor of Physics, who has served as department chair since 2007, and who will begin a well-deserved academic leave in January.

Prof. Watson is an astrophysicist whose research is currently focussed on the evolution of protostellar envelopes and protoplanetary disks, and the formation of stars and planets. He joined the UR faculty in 1988.